Help us identify and promote the fact that SASP is so much more than shooting!
We need your help!
We are frequently asked by individuals, small and large companies, non-profit organizations, local, state and national government representatives, and many others what the Scholastic Action Shooting Program is all about. The easy answer is that it is about competitive action shooting in a team environment that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and the development of shooting skills in pistol and rifle shooting. The lesser given, but equally important or more significant answer is that our program promotes friendship, respect for others, advanced listening skills, increased focus, analytical skills development and many, many more non-shooting related life skills. We know this experience is different for every youth competitor and their family.
We would like our Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Adult Volunteers to take a few minutes and really think about how you/your child’s or children’s participation in SASP has positively affected their lives outside of the shooting range. Have they:
Become a better student?
Become more responsible?
Made better life decisions?
Become a better friend/brother/sister/member of your family?
Started noticing the world around them?
Donated their time to charitable activities?
These are only a few examples of the changes we have heard from our coaches, parents, and competitors. We want to know what has changed in your child/children.
THIS IS WORTH TAKING THE TIME TO REALLY THINK AND SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US! THE TOP THREE SUBMISSIONS WILL WIN SOME SPECIAL PRIZES.
Here is what you must do:
Prepare a typed 300-400-word story addressed to SASP program management explaining in detail how you/your child/athlete has grown as an individual since joining SASP other than their shooting skills. Be sure to include what changed, why it changed, it’s impact to them and your family, and how that change will positively impact their life in the future. Also include at least five high resolution pictures of the athlete competing at an SASP event, practice or with other SASP athletes.
Submit these before 5:00 PM on January 31st, 2019 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
All submissions will be reviewed by the SASP Staff and a review committee. The top three stories with the most significant and clearly explained personal impacts will win one of the following prizes including guns from GLOCK, Taurus, and Mossberg plus Walker hearing protection!
First prize is guaranteed to be given away in each category, adult or athlete. If 20 or more entries are received, the second-place prize will be awarded, and if 30 or more entries are received, all three prizes will be awarded.
So, start thinking first. Make notes of your key thoughts on this topic and then sit down and do your best to tell us how you feel the SASP program has and is changing you /your child’s/athlete’s life. I cannot wait to start reading and sharing these stories!
National Director, SASP